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Sep 28, 2013 9:45am EDT
kenneth mack presents his book, "representing th"representing te creation of the civil rights lawyer." well, thank you. thank you to the library of congress for inviting me, and thank you to all of you for coming. what i would like to do today is talk little bit about the book, a little bit about how i came to write it, and i'll read just a little but also and then we will take questions. so the book. the book is a biographical account of men and women who changed america. men and women who helped transform america from a country that denied basic citizenship rights to a portion of its citizens based on race to the country that we know today that embraces racial equality as one of its core principles. it's a collective biography of a group of african-american civil rights lawyers who practice law during the era of jim crow. lawyers like thurgood marshall and a number of lesser-known figures like los angeles lawyer laura miller, polly murray who has spent some of her career here in washington, d.c., raymond alexander in philadelphia and a host of others who are not that well known. th
Sep 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
is and then how in the world did i get involved in the civil rights movement. because you have many people who have become involved in the civil rights movement, and many of them have come -- become involved for many different reasons. i think there was share with you allied became involved in the movement. i was born in the middle of the depression, december 1419. in a few months will be 83. in montgomery, alabama, the cradle of the confederacy. and i was born on the west side of town and park, what you would consider the get about. and nothing good was supposed to come out of that part of the city. i am the youngest of five children. my father died when i was to. my mother had very little formal education. but she was a very good christian woman, and she told us all, you can be anything you want to be if you do three things, one, keep christ first inning alive. two, stay in school and get a good education. three, stay out of trouble. don't get involved in the criminal-justice system. i tried to follow those instructions and tried to instill in my four children those same basic principles. bu
Sep 29, 2013 4:15pm EDT
practices. he also talks about the record of the civil rights movement as it really was. ladies and gentlemen to raise going to speak for prole 35 minutes. then he will be glad to answer your questions. is with great honor and pleasure that i introduce to you the author of the march on washington jobs, freedom, and the freedom hester's of rights. >> a professor at the university of wisconsin milwaukee. thanks for all of you for coming out and listening. i will put these down so that i don't knock them off. it is really great to be able to talk about this book here or as the event that i describe in turn makes sense of and is also rich real the talk about and on the 50th anniversary the meaning of the march, a legacy of the march, and the degree to which we as a nation have lived up to the dream the organizers of the march. i did not actually set out to write this book. i was doing research on what i thought would be a different book. and discovered a really fascinating collection of papers connected to the negro american labor council. this is -- or by a service to call a lesser
Oct 1, 2013 1:00am PDT
it's very exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about s
Sep 28, 2013 11:30am EDT
district in the southeastern part of mississippi . close to where the civil rights workers were killed. in the 60s. but she was born in the delta and she grew up chopping cotton and living in a three room shack outside of clarksdale. she went to the local community college and became the first african american homecoming queen at the college. she then had two children and had her phd, i think him by the time she was 30. i was talking about when by derrick johnson from the head of the naacp in mississippi. and he said that you're going to love talking to her. and i did. and i thought to myself as we finished the interview, if she can realize this dream at 39 years old, chopping cotton and 1980s in mississippi, then we have a duty to encourage other women and ourselves to work equally hard. and give them whatever tools we can. and i am happy to talk further. [applause] [applause] >> as we go into the q&a, i understand people should come to the microphone. i would like to recognize three women who have helped me along the way who are here tonight. marcia greenberger, heather booth, and ja
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
. including yours. >>> the world's attention was on mississippi as the struggle for civil rights heated up across the strait. veterans of that movement today it's a new mayor named jackson mississippi and once a radical history. >> in the states, with a notorious civil rights history. this man may be the most radical elected official in the united states. >> the reality is it's -- >> a human rights lawyer who is represented black panthers, a leader of a revolutionary black national organization. >> the city council has at 5:30. >>> okay. now the mayor of jackson, mississippi. we caught up with the mayor just days after his inauguration. he adjusted to life as the mayor of the largest city in mississippi. >> i have a lot of faith in him. >> what's going on t man. >> reporter: the mayor radical history hasn't scare aid way his supporters. on this die near, the they line up to shake his hand. >> what you think of the new mayor? >> >> mississippi is still racial ladladylydivided. amnesty has not elected a black politician to state-wide office since reconstruction. his political journey began a
Sep 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
of civil rights icon reverend joseph lowry, former president of the southern christian leadership council. a pioneer in her own right she founded the southern christian leadership council for women which allowed women to move from being supporters and participants in the civil rights movement to being leaders in the movement and make their voices heard. later on, the program expanded to cover aids awareness and health and wellness for black families. a true advocate of equal rights, evelyn founded the drum major for justice awards to honor men and women who contribute to the cause of advancing social justice. civil rights icon and current congressman john lewis said of her this week, quote, evelyn was a pillar of the community. a champion in the struggle for civil rights. and an admired role model to the young people she mentored. when mer li evers williams asked last month, where are the women, she was referring to those like mrs. lowery. trail blazers who dedicated their lives to fighting for women, children and families. evelyn lowery is a true disrupter. ♪ [ male announcer ] now, ta
Sep 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
francisco state university where i teach. i'm the form leader of the san francisco civil rights movement when people could on the work in their own communities. we willing busting u busted open opportunities for a blacks. the store was the historic site first for japanese-americans and they were incarcerated. and then from 6 to 45 thousand i know the history from julian who basically scald the scholarship in black studies. and before there was an installation called black studies this was an institution called marcus bookstore. dr. was the deepen of the college now chair a georgia state school was from therd of the marcus. so that bookstore has been a repository of history and brought about change and astronomers so designating it as a historic
Oct 2, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. she said her civil rights were violated. her attorney said only officers of the same gender can strip search. >> humiliating and groping a female inmate. this makes you wonder were these guys ever learned. >> illinois law said officers can only conduct a strip search if there's reason to believe the suspects a weapons or drugs. >>> ex-- an excavation uncovers skulls. it is believed three go back to the third or fourth century. fragments of roman pottery were found. the museum will analyze the finds. >>> an emergency landing is not something you want to experience. one pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on the highway. the pilot was doing an inspection while preparing to settle the plane. after some maneuvers it lost power. the pilot decided to landen a road in port orange and took off from the airport a little while later. >> all right. we are getting a look the village in vietnam. it hit land. over 35 homes damaged. >> back here in maryland, much the opposite. maryland's most powerful radar continued to scan all clear. we suspect that will be the case for several days to c
Sep 29, 2013 6:30am EDT
sure they are brought up the right way. >> i will learn about my civil rights and liberties. >> my daughters came for the first day and talked about bullying which i can understand from the middle school. >> based on the overwhelming response, they invited celebrities to build the message. >> i department know him when i same down in 2003, but i met with him and he said that he wanted the help and support to get my message across for our program. >> right now to decide the issue, me and my family care a lot about him. stand up and is stop. >> with the celebritiecelebriti have issues that they want to connect with the youth on. it's great to see the combination of work. >> i'm vocal about the domestic violence because i basically lived it. we have confidence against domestic violence. we will have a powerful voice against this abuse. >> it gives young people a guide to improve self esteem and take the oath to protect their rights. >> it's a bullying campaign which we launched and went to school and the boys and girls clubs to let kids know that it's not cool to be bullied. second in
Sep 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
if they fail to comply. civil rights leader jesse jackson is in cuba tonight and hopes to visit with ellen gross. he says he was providing internet service to the jewish community service there. jackson is in cuba to meet with religious leaders to discuss u.s. relations. >>> explosions injured 16 firefighters, 3,000 people were evacuated. residents were taken to a nearby village. the blasts were so powerful they could be heard up to 20 miles away. investigators were looking into arson as one possible reason for the fires. >>> communication problems lead to more questions about the deaths of firefighters. how a woman set up a sting operation to get her stolen >>> long awaited answers tonight for the family members of the 19 firefighters killed in this summer's arizona firefighter fi. investigators are saying the three month long investigation did find that radio communication between the rescue team and support staff was down for 20 minutes before investigators were taken down by the fires. >>> utah woman had her wedding dress stolen. she decided to meet the seller face-to-face. woman showe
Sep 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
a hospital. so there is no crime. this label them crazy. he basically said surrendered his civil rights. he refuses to deal with them. if iran on the floor. they put a foot in his chest. their rough amount. in the book the so sequence is in there in much more detail. it basically strap him down. this make hospital psychiatric their work. he recorded all sang. it is completely unjustified. he is basically called robb. he does not raise his voice until the point where they tackle and ventura off the bed. and he is basically in control. look, if you guys want me to come back, i won't. you can discipline me for leaving work early. but there would not let it go this is where it all kind of comes together. why would they do that? they knew he had gone to investigate and have this evidence. while the persian so hard? if i go home from work early, pushed the ball every was taken off to the sideboard. and so is sitting in a site or watching tv for a woman accused repeatedly force itself did his watching tv in all the sudden greg kelly comes on, but please commissioners on who has a morning show on f
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Oct 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
and photographed. mr. eckle, i have to ask you, obviously a violation of civil rights here. is this also criminal? >> it is. in illinois, specifically provided in the statutes that if the requirements of a proper strip search are violated it becomes official misconduct, which is a class 3 felony. we're going to be meeting with the lasalle county state's attorney in the near future and encourage them to conduct a criminal investigation of this officers and indict them. >> in the meantime you have filed a federal lawsuit against the lasalle county authorities. correct? >> that's right. on monday we filed a action in federal court in illinois under the federal severely rights act, for -- federal civil rights act for the violations of dana and that case is pending. >> what excuse have they given you? it's my understanding the law says you can only be strip-searched by the same sex of a police officer, which obviously didn't happen, and they have to have a reasonable understanding or reasonable excuse to think that you might be carrying drugs on your body or some sort of weapon. right? >> gretchen, th
Oct 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
than that. last year they were making san francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever a time and place to turn the tied and to bring the &m music back to gideon's trumpet. we thank you and look forward to a great day. thank you. [ applause ] >> about a year-and-a-half go we saw one of the most dramatic shifts when the state took funding and reallocated to local and housing for state prisoners. our next speaker chief probation officers not only in san francisco
Oct 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
it to them and to intervene to help. there is nothing civil about letting somebody without their right mind decompensate to the to point that they lose their lives and sometimes other people lose their lives. our mother recently had called me and said that her son had been on the streets because he also left their house and the police called her first thing in the morning. she hadn't seen him in a long time and he had paranoid schizophrenia. they said your son is in the hospital. we arrested him on a 51/50. he was walking naked in the street in the middle of the night talking to himself. the mother and father jumped in the car and went to the emergency room and by the time they got there, the hospital had released him. i don't understand this. it's just, you know, i'm not a lawyer and i wasn't in the mental health field before, i just, i don't understand it. the qualifications and criteria for a holder extreme and they are unrealistic. a person much be imminently danger to self or others or gravely disabled before they are picked up. if your shelter is under a freeway, if he knows of a garb
Sep 28, 2013 12:30pm EDT
in the civil rights movement, the lifetime of not our students here but certainly faculty members and staffers, we live through this and we remember dr. king very vividly not by seeing him in some video tape from yesteryear, we lived with him, we saw him and we read his letter from birmingham jail to his fellow clergypersons, deeply christian when he was lifting up, so why should there be, why is their hostility to religion in the public square when it was so efficacious, it would seem, in the civil rights movement? and when we go back -- william wilberforce, the great abolitionist movement of the nineteenth century, the great evangelical movement, the reform movement working on manners, as wilberforce put it, trying to improve the social loss of the poor in society. in light of that social reform and civil rights reform movements, why should there be any hostility at all? >> guest: it is partly ignorance and partly frank prejudice. howard a religion poisons everything. that is absolute rubbish. if you look civilization, we know the errors of the church, the inquisition and so on. but take the
Oct 3, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> also want to say happy birthday to ashlee simpson, 29. gwen stefani, 44 today and civil rights activist and talk show host al sharpton is 59. keep it right here for more news, weather and sports. i'm betty nguyen. have a great day. >>> new this morning, habitat for humanity volunteers robbed at gunpoint at a construction site. we'll show you why the secret service is now being called in. >> plus, redwood city police on the lookout for this man who tried to lure a teenage boy into his car with drugs. it all happened in the school parking lot. >> seven days and counting, we'll give you the latest on the no negotiations between b.a.r.t. and the union. >> a live look this morning outside, no, that's the beautiful bay bridge. the weekend is approaching because it's already thursday, october 3, this is "today in the bay."
Sep 29, 2013 8:30am EDT
recount his career and involvement in the civil rights movement. cash bailey hutcheson from the 2013 national book festival. at 9:00, eric crosser joins booktv on afterwards in an interview with lynn davis and talks about his book command-and-control:nuclear- weapons and the illusion of safety. at 10:00 p.m. thomas ridge argues the idea of cyberwar fears overblown. we wrap of the prime-time programming at 11:00 eastern with wonder woman by deborah spot. that happens tonight on c-span2's booktv. >> kate brown writes about two cities, richmond and washington and ozersk where plutonium was produced. because the programs were highly secret both communities were largely insulated from the outside world. the accidents and corruption that occurred in both places were unknown for decades. you can learn about them now on booktv. >> thanks for coming tonight. this book is about tweet to cities. the first two season the world to manufacture plutonium. one was american -- you want me to -- ..
Oct 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
comes soon so that everyone can get back to business as usual. >> civil rights leader jesse jackson is fighting for the release of an american military veteran captured by colombian rebels three months ago. captured by the revolutionary armed forces of colombia on a hiking trip. saturday reverend jackson accepted an invitation to intervene, something that jackson said he was more than willing to do. getting him out of the country is not that easy. man well santos wrote on his twitter that only the red cross would be authorized to hand over the north american kidnapped and that he would not allow the media to spectacle. the problem is the red cross has been trying to stay out of the conflict. where do we go from here? jesse jackson is the founder and president of the rainbow push coalition, joining me now to talk about his efforts. hello, reverend jackson. thank you for joining me. go ahead and explain to us who kevin is and how you got involved in this case. >> kevin is an american veteran who was lost somewhere in the jungles of colombia and was thought to be a terrorist or a spy.
Sep 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to be a civil rights attorney and helped folks to 0 reunite with their families. but at the time the direction connect to the history of the city being a city of immigrants 35 percent of all the small businesses in san francisco was owned by an immigrant. our whole history this city's been built on good immigrants who found ideas and employed others. and today that story has not changed. i think that the businesses in succeed if we have good sound business policies but we make sure there's comprehensive immigration reform. because we've he learned over the years is that there are millions of people in the state of california and undocumented folks in san francisco that are not part of our official economy that are hiding. because of fear that will not participate in health prevention because of fear. because of that we have to have an immigration policy it is forward-looking and make sure there's a path to censorship[p. we're in a worldwide talent war. are we going to lose to other great cities or are we going to make sure we're getting the talent. i know the conversations are a bit sensitive
Al Jazeera America
Sep 30, 2013 9:00pm EDT
as the struggle for civil rights heated up across the state. as america tonight's adam may reports veterans of that movement today are celebrating the election of a new mayor in jackson, mississippi one with a radical history. >> in the reddest of red states with a notorious civil rights history, this man may be the most radical elected official in the united states. >> the reality is that revolution is a good idea. it's not a bad idea. >> shoque mamumba, a revolutionary of a black nationalist organization and now the mayor of jackson, mississippi. >> how you doing? >> we caught up with mayor lamamba, as he adjusted to life as the mayor of the largest city in mississippi. >> i made a lot of mistakes, he's a man who's there. >> hey what's going on now. >> the mayor's radical history hasn't scared away his supporters. in this diner in jackson's south side they line up to shake his hand. >> what do you think of the new mayor? think he's fantastic? >> mississippi is still racially divided. president barack obama only won about 10% of the white vote he e in 2012. and the state has not elected a
Sep 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
office of the land he got through medicare which the truman first proposed the civil rights act, voting rights for blacks for the first time in the south where they didn't have to pay the tax or the u.s. constitution to get to register to vote. federal aid to education at all levels starting from head start to college. public housing who, national parks, in the environmental law, you name it but of course of vietnam and like most presidents, john same did have a stable of speechwriters. once he asked about uncertain speech to be prepared and the speechwriter brought him the first draft and they looked at eight. voltaire, people i'm going to talk to don't know who that is. grab that can come scratch down and scribble in as my dear old daddy used to say -- [laughter] when johnson was pushing the civil rights act early on in his administration they came to him, from the senate came to him to protest. you didn't support these when you were the senate majority leader and you were a summer to the the johnsons reply was ayaan president now, president of all the people. they knew everyman's pri
Sep 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
feminism was about is that changing the world was about civil rights and equality. we turned it in words and we needed about charlie. we needed about the personal quest for perfection rather than being about the social goals. we were the ones who need it about having it all. that isn't what the early feminists were saying that that's how we interpreted it. in addition and this points a little bit more subtle but i think it's crucial to the we took the older expectations that women have always had and now we've been getting rid of them or e eliminating. we actually test the old ones and added more. rather than liberating of the women from a series of confining expectations, we at the antion all the things that women were supposed to do because our mothers and grandmothers generations have had these very confining expectations then you will get married, you will be a good housekeeper, you will have children and be a good mother. we didn't get rid of any of those. instead, we added to them and we said by the way you will look like this and you will be in the work force and you will wear a b
Oct 5, 2013 9:00am EDT
civil rights and eat quality, we turned it in words and made it about charlie, we made it about a personal quest for perfection rather than being about social goals. we were the ones who made it about having it all. that is not what the early feminists were saying that that is what we heard and how we interpreted it. in addition at this points a little more -- is crucial, we took the older expectations that women have always had and rather than getting rid of them or even mentioning some wheat kept all the old ones and added more. so rather than liberating women from not series of confiding expectations we upped the ante on all the things women were supposed to do because our mothers and grandmothers generation had very confining expectation that you will get married, you will be a good housekeeper, you will have children, you will be a good mother, we didn't get rid of any of those. instead we set by the way you look like this and you will be in the work force and you will wear a bikini and we ratcheted up, without getting rid of any of the older sets of expectations and the re
Sep 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
to promote civil rights in the '60s, equal right to sit at a bar stool at a kitchen counter, the right to sit anywhere on the bus and not just the back of the bus. we have an access issue and a justice issue that is just as important to the future of our society as the civil rights issues of the '60s and that's access to internet, access to broad band. just as he was fighting for swrus and for the opportunity for people to have a job and educational environment, regardless of the color of their skin, we're fighting today for people to have equal access of the internet for purposes of doing homework, equal access to health care, news, information and services and equal access to jobs and the opportunity to find jobs. and so he called this the 21st century civil rights issue. it was a poignant statement. when you think about it, he's exactly right. it's the exact type of access issues that are now implicated by denial of equal access to the internet as were denied through more blatant discriminatory conduct in the '60s. >> spot on. how do you quantify the access, when students going to college
Oct 5, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that is frequently made that privatization in charters and vouchers is the civil rights issue of our time. someone just sent me an article from a north carolina newspaper where someone made the claim if dr. king were alive today he would be fighting for choice. get kids out of public schools which is an outrage. this is a siren song whose purpose is to turn parents into consumers instead of citizens. [applause] citizens recognize that they have a responsibility for the common good. consumers look out only what's best for themselves and their own children. we all have an obligation to support public schools. it's in the interest of our society. it's in the interest of the common will and the commonwealth. you cannot just say this is good for my child and if you live in philadelphia that's your problem. no, it's our problem. [applause] so into this discussion i would like to inject a few realities. one is that children start off life with different advantages and different disadvantages and that society has an obligation to try to level the playing field. schools are part of that. schools can't help
Sep 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
restrictions. and attorney general holder has made clear that he would like civil rights to be his legacy. first black attorney general. first -- he believes that it is unconscionable for the first african-american attorney general to preside over at a time when states successfully roll back the expansion of the franchise and roll back the access to the -- to the ballot box that was hard won by african-americans during the civil rights movement. so i think absolutely you're going to see more of these kinds of challenges, and the establishment of the principle that, yes, part of the voting rights act is out. congress probably won't fix it the way it ought to be fixed. but the rest of it is in force and he's going to use it. >> jeanne robinson, we've seen the news within the last hour. the president has come out and gave a statement on what is unfolding over on the legislative side. it looks like we're fed headed for a shutdown or maybe there is a miracle between now and midnight tonight. what do you see john boehner's options at this point, dealing with the tea partiers? are we headed for'
Oct 3, 2013 7:00am EDT
years there. i have a lot of friends there. i came across the story of a 1955 civil rights murder, rev reynolds george lee, shot guped to death after being involved in a civil rights voting movement. it was never investigated, just a motor vehicle accident despite the shotgun blast. the university of mississippi did this to regulate. how would the mississippi i know now deal with the ghosts of the mississippi past. >> so this is what it's about. the cold case. >> it is. people in places dealing with the ghosts of their past. how do you deal that when you're confronted with it. this coal place becomes. >> granddaughter of a klansman. i got to say i got a little uncomfortbling reading this. i thought, i know jack. >> and all of a sudden i think my mom who's 91 years old is going to read this. hit delete. maybe it will go away. i do think my children are embarrassed. >> it's so well done and the names are good, channing wallace, where did you get the names? >> they evoke a name and a feeling. i grabbed the oxford mississippi phonebook. i thought this sounds like the person who would be th
Sep 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
to damage civil rights. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> "press:here" will be right back. >>> that's our show for this week. my thanks to my guests. i'm scott mcgrew. thank you for making us part of your sunday morning. >>> hello and welcome to "comunidad del valle," i'm damian trujillo, and today, the recipients of the la familia award. this is your "comunidad del valle." ♪ we begin with the good work of the hispanic foundation of silicon valley. here with me on "comunidad del valle," the president, ceo, name a title give it to former mayor of san jose, ron gonzalez. welcome back to the show, mayor. >> thank you for inviting me. >> you got it. we talked over the years about the new things,
Oct 3, 2013 3:30pm PDT
compromised. now is a time to segregate an issue of disagreement over a law, just like the civil rights act of 1964 and '65 the voting rights act. many disagreed with it. the next thing is let's go forward with a budget law -- excuse me -- a big that in essence opens the government. aisle ready to do it right now, have it done and then begin the process. >> everybody on your side has the talking points. everybody is prepared to say, gee, if only boehner would surrender, i would be happy. >> standing for america. >> doing the right thing. >> but in a period where we are -- we should be negotiating, as you said, in 1995 and '96, we were negotiating -- >> we already negotiated. i just wanted to state that. we september the budget cuts. what we're voting on is the republican budget. >> so one side gets to define when negotiations occur? >> no. they might not want to recognize that the president has already negotiated -- >> what you're saying is the majority of the house is irrelevant, because the democrats have decided. >> no, they have dictated the budget cuts. they can't take yes for an answe
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
-sex marriage starting next week. it's a big move for the company criticized by civil rights groups and even some of its own shareholders. it said they are following similar action by the federal government. >>> harsh working environments in the world cup in qatar. the qatary'y government response of treatment of migrant workers. michael eaves joins us next with sports. >> every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films, from the worlds top documentary directors >> this is just the beginning of somthing much bigger... >> tomorrow...the premier of "budrus" >> the primary concern of the fronts is security that trumps everything >> how could a wall designed to divide, unite israelis and palestinians al jazeera america presents... "budrus" premiers tomorrow night 9 eastern. >> fifa, the international soccer organization that awarded the 2022 world cup games to qatar are now calling for investigations. >> labor practices there. 444 migrants died after exposur. >> qatar is in a race. in nine years it must construct 16 hotels with 45,000 new rooms. and build or expand 12 new soccer s
Oct 2, 2013 11:00pm PDT
remember, the one that was for civil rights and it wasn't a crazy whacko bird. >> i remember when it was a party that understood governing and sent people to washington who understood the role of a legislator is to governor and compromise when needed for the nation. a couple of the reasons you are seeing the president look calm and not sweating is because he feels he is on perfectly firm ground. he is not budging on the affordable care act baz as you have said it's the law of the land. >> it's his baby. >> it's his baby and the american people reelected him knowing he would push this through. this is one, and two, people forget that we've gotten to this point of brinksmanship because we have been here before where the president has given things to the republicans. and now he is thinking, look, i've given a lot. i've given enough and this is where i'm drawing the line. >> many republicans are willing to let the shutdown continue. we have pass the witching hour and now the pressure builds on both sides and the american people will weigh in. the g.o.p. only has something if it now st
Sep 30, 2013 12:00am EDT
but it is a recognition of things that were right 20 years ago. common law,gives us civil rights, habeas corpus, the production of innocence before guilt. the right to a trial by jury. on the continent, we have an entirely different system where confession is the mother of all evidence. four years ago, i fought hard for a lead from north london who was charged with manslaughter. taken on a european arrest warrant. he was held for 10 months in the most appalling conditions in a greek jail. he was detained in greece on bail. he walked free when the prosecutor dropped the case without charge. government ande of lawion -- what part and order and social justice should be up into? i want to make our position absolutely clear. we say the european arrest isen't is a total -- warrant a total abomination to those who care about freedom and justice. [applause] we have much to be proud of. we are a country that has had this great tradition of free speech. throughout europe, england was known as the land of liberty. you could dissent, you could think freely. independent minds and voices and ukip is not an o
Sep 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
. several civil rights groups are challenging that law. >> it unconstitutionally limits rights to vote where they can vote, when they can vote, how they can vote. >> protecting the integrity is among the most important duties i have as governor. >> governors signed the bill into law last night and says it needs to prevent voter fraud. the law discriminates against myojuvenile courts. two groups less likely to have ids and more likely to vote democrats. the second phase in the trial of vp starts today. the key question is whether bp did enough to stop the spill. fighting allegations it was grocery negligent in the way it handled the disaster. could face a fine of up to $18 billion. >> lawrence did maintenance and had to dust off the old doppler. >> yes, we did. after a good weekend. what a nice weekend it was. things changing this morning. the doppler is up and running. we've got a couple scattered light showers. nothing too heavy. a lot of low level moisture. really falling part as it's moving on by. not going to see a whole lot of energy with this system. have a couple scattered light showe
Sep 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
jefferson would have opposed the civil rights act of 1965, because he believed blacks were biologically inferior, not just because nurture. adams is the realist. george kennan, american state department guys like adams. adams is also a contrarian who could never possibly be elected to any government in the 21st century. [laughter] and would be thrilled to be able to tell you that, would be proof of his virtue, you know. now, what was the first question? had to do with -- oh, do i change my mind. once i make up my mind i'm absolutely -- [laughter] i do. it's nuances. i begin with certain convictions that probably don't change at the root, but my first impression of washington was that he was really boring and flat. and i didn't completely changed -- is the most single impressive of the founders. he is the founding is the father of them all. [laughter] and they all agreed on that, you know? like franklin was the wisest, adams was the best read. madison was the most politically agile. hamilton was probably the brightest. he got the highest grades on the lsat's. [laughter] but they all agre
Sep 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
civil rights act recalled, 40 preachers caught me one afternoon there in the lobby "i'm not a moralist." are you more legislative than others? >> i'm just trying to fight for 26 million texans, and for the american people. and i'm pretty sure what he argued is we should be delaying obama care, which is exactly what the house of representatives just voted to do. and one important thing to remember, you and all the voices of washington keep saying we need compromise. twice now, the republicans have compromised. and a twice, harry reid says we won't even have a compromise, i want to fund it all. we want to stick it on the american people and won't budge, that is not a reason, if we have a shutdown, the american people will be held hostage. >> who did you most admire? >> i most admired phil graham, there are voice whose say this is not possible. and if you remember back in 1993 when hillary care was being debated. and there were a lot of people that came forward that said we'll partially fund hillary light. phil graham said, i know you will remember this, he said this will pass over my col
Sep 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
guaranteed civil rights of all americans. >> nbc's justice correspondent pete williams joins me now. where does this suit sit, go from here. >> just filed in federal court so the state will respond. what the government is claiming, not only voter ids but requirements enacted when it was signed into effect in august. it cuts seven days off early voting. the government contends that especially affects minority voters since they are the heaviest users of minority voting. it stops same day registration and says if you accidentally cast your ballot in the wrong precinct unlike in the past where it would be set aside and count if it was determined to be cast by an honest mistake, now it won't count at all. you put that together, it's very telling. they believe this will have the effect of discouraging minority voters. they claim that's why the state passed it. it was intentionally done to do that. so they are going to ask this be set aside, this rule be stopped. they are also going to ask a judge to say from now on north carolina has to get federal permission when it wants to make any changes at
Oct 3, 2013 12:00am PDT
, when i first saw it, it reminded me of congressman howard smith with the 1964 civil rights act where he injected the language of sex so there could be no discrimination along the signs of race, this is what this bill is about. he injects the language of sex, people think it is a liberal gesture, others believed it was a gesture to tank it as it turned out to make it much more popular. what if people in congress said this is working out pretty well for me? >> that is the other perspective, what i call social distance, the members of congress have to deal with the thing they're implementing, right? it makes a lot of sense, but we should keep in mind for congressional staffers this would be a serious cost for them. and this is not to -- the affordable care act offers subsidies for people who don't have health insurance through their employer. but people like the congressional staffers, through their employer, they can actually go through these exchanges. but the administration base says if federal employees are going to go in, if staffers are going to go in they have to get the support the
Sep 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
've condemned the syrian government for their civil rights abuses of person seem. we've supported the resolution and poor -- >> rose: how would that political solution play out is there was it go to geneva, or -- >> the first thing has to be-- - that's a great question, charlie. let me start with who was there. this is not a fight between syrians and syrians. thithis is a real political val. there are more parties fighting around syria and within syria, but they're fighting each other. the u.s. and russia, they weren't fighting but they were compete pentagon. clearly saudi arabia is ared in what happens in syria. >> rose: and they're on opposite sides. >> and then you have the sectarian good-byes all of that. and then you also them have the syrians agreeing and disagreeing. and i would add to that you have also international terrorists playing a role in that as well. so this is far beyond simply syrians. how did we get there? given the circumstances of the last three weeks, chemical weapons is going to have the priority, dealing with that issue. and i think the russian-american deal is a good on
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